Reviews

  • Oct 09, 2018

    It was hardly there at all.

    It was hardly there at all.

  • Oct 12, 2017

    Very cheesy and tacky, but it's sort of fun.

    Very cheesy and tacky, but it's sort of fun.

  • Feb 14, 2016

    A fun and accessible classic monster movie with great performances, and wonderful make-up effects. It's simple, shallow, goofy, and absurd, but also very entertaining.

    A fun and accessible classic monster movie with great performances, and wonderful make-up effects. It's simple, shallow, goofy, and absurd, but also very entertaining.

  • Oct 27, 2013

    This movie was okay but they could have showed more of the monster gorilla

    This movie was okay but they could have showed more of the monster gorilla

  • Oct 19, 2013

    Everything you always wanted to know about acromegaly, but were afraid to ask--A nice'n'nasty 40's horror quickie!!

    Everything you always wanted to know about acromegaly, but were afraid to ask--A nice'n'nasty 40's horror quickie!!

  • Sep 15, 2013

    Slow, unimpressive story. The characters are bland, and the plot is cheap. Some campy fun moments but otherwise a dull

    Slow, unimpressive story. The characters are bland, and the plot is cheap. Some campy fun moments but otherwise a dull

  • Feb 15, 2013

    Watchable minor horror with J. Carrol Naish as a stereotyped mad scientist with a man in a gorilla suit and Glenn Strange as henchmen. The story is a clumsy mix of better movies - The Raven, Rue Morgue most obviously - but there is some decent lighting and the makeup for the acromegaly victim is quite effective.

    Watchable minor horror with J. Carrol Naish as a stereotyped mad scientist with a man in a gorilla suit and Glenn Strange as henchmen. The story is a clumsy mix of better movies - The Raven, Rue Morgue most obviously - but there is some decent lighting and the makeup for the acromegaly victim is quite effective.

  • Greg S Super Reviewer
    Feb 13, 2013

    A mad scientist injects a concert pianist with an acromegaly virus (!) to pressure the virtuoso's daughter to marry him. Dull at first, but the ELEPHANT MAN-style makeup and an inexplicable gorilla salvage some small amount of entertainment value in the late reels.

    A mad scientist injects a concert pianist with an acromegaly virus (!) to pressure the virtuoso's daughter to marry him. Dull at first, but the ELEPHANT MAN-style makeup and an inexplicable gorilla salvage some small amount of entertainment value in the late reels.

  • Oct 01, 2012

    A little better than it probably should be, this 'mad doctor' story has a brutality and dark touch that lifts it slightly above the tedious b-movie horror category.

    A little better than it probably should be, this 'mad doctor' story has a brutality and dark touch that lifts it slightly above the tedious b-movie horror category.

  • Christopher H Super Reviewer
    May 30, 2012

    The fantastic performances of J. Carrol Naish and Ralph Morgan make this decent but kinda bland B-movie worthwhile. Although the really fake-looking ape suit is a real hoot.

    The fantastic performances of J. Carrol Naish and Ralph Morgan make this decent but kinda bland B-movie worthwhile. Although the really fake-looking ape suit is a real hoot.